Special Teams – Get them in before the first game!

By on May 8, 2015


http://www.winningyouthfootball.com/wp-blog/?p=4079This is the continuing story of my “Worst to First” youth football coaching experience in Reno, Nevada this year. I took an 8th grade team that had won about 6 games in the last 6 years to the Semi-Finals in the largest and most competitive league in the Reno/North Nevada area. This was filmed for an upcoming reality television show “Worst to First.”

Parent revolts can be real, other times they are nothing, just people with too much time on their hands creating drama for the sake of meeting the desired needs of conflict generation of those involved. For those of us coaching youth football, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.  What flavor was this revolt?

I didn’t have a feel for it as the “mayor” was the one who had the pulse of the parents. I was neck deep in developing our team, our coaches and our players, I had no time to be distracted or spend time with parents. Pre-practice was spent developing relationships with players and coaching up the coaches on the tasks of the day. After practice was spent reviewing with coaches the progress we were making, getting input from coaches and again getting some atta-boys in with some of the players. Read more…

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